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    Worst Investment Ideas

    These are challenging times for investors. With rock-bottom interest rates, financial turbulence and political uncertainty, it's no easy task to decide where best to put your money. Should you be putting your faith in currencies? Are metals going to offer much soon? If you're looking for best ways to channel your cash into, beware of the losers and find out what have been the worst investments so far this year.

    • Last update: 12:00 10.09.2014
      12:00 10.09.2014

      Zinc Is Having a Challenging Year

      Zinc, one of base metals mainly used in construction and car production, is having a challenging year. Its quarterly loss totaled 5 percent in the first three months of 2014.

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    • Last update: 12:00 09.09.2014
      12:00 09.09.2014

      Asia Stocks Saw Outflow in First Half of 2014

      Asian indexes have had a disappointing start of the year. Japan’s 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost more than 10 percent in the first five months of 2014, according to FactSet.

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    • Rare Earths
      Last update: 12:00 08.09.2014
      12:00 08.09.2014

      Investing in Iron Ore Bad Idea

      One of the worst things you could have done with your money so far this year is invest it in iron ore. Prices for the steel ingredient collapsed in spring and have been far from recovering ever since.

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    • Last update: 12:00 07.09.2014
      12:00 07.09.2014

      MICEX Index Was Losing in 2014

      Russia’s benchmark MICEX index has been one of the worst performing investments so far this year. In the first quarter alone, the index lost more than 9 percent.

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    • Russian Ruble
      Last update: 12:00 04.09.2014
      12:00 04.09.2014

      Year 2014 Quite Hard for Russian Ruble

      Last month the ruble’s 30-day historic volatility dropped 14 percent, according to Bloomberg, and the swings were still the biggest among 24 leading emerging markets after the Indonesian rupiah and Turkish lira.

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    • Financial innovations, such as digital currencies could potentially boost Russia's economic development and help overcome financial crisis
      Last update: 12:00 01.09.2014
      12:00 01.09.2014

      Exploring Trendy Crypto-Currency Bitcoin Losses

      After a spectacular performance in 2013, bitcoin’s fortunes have nosedived this year. You’d have had to hunt pretty hard to find a worse investment over the first three months – with a 38% loss, the trendy crypto-currency that had been rapidly becoming mainstream, was announced the worst investment idea in the world, far ahead of its closest competitor in this sad rating, Argentina Peso.

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